Mikel Arteta makes key Arsenal change to boost Premier League title chances

Arsenal put five past Sheffield United in a Premier League meeting on Saturday, October 28.

That result leaves Arsenal unbeaten in 10 league games this term and just two points off 1st-place Tottenham. Back the north Londoners to win the Premier League at 9/2 with bet365.

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Mikel Arteta makes key change

Of course, Arsenal started last season off in superb form as well before falling away at the back end of the campaign. However, the Arsenal boss has made a key change this term, which may help his side compete across an entire campaign this time around.

Mikel Arteta kept rotation to a minimum last season and squad depth was clearly an area where Manchester City had the upper hand in the title race.

This year, though, Arsenal’s summer recruitment means they are better equipped to rotate and there is a sense that Arteta trusts more of his squad and, as such, is happy to make changes.

On squad depth, Mikel Arteta said recently: “There is depth. Obviously it will depend on the injuries that we pick up and where we have that depth because having injuries in certain lines is going to affect you in a way where you don’t have the right replacement.

“So far we are coping with it and everybody feels really connected and everybody feels that they have a chance and that’s a really positive thing to have in the squad.”

The true willingness of Arteta to rotate will be proved deeper into the season, but so far there is a marked change from the 2022/23 campaign when Arsenal fell away in April.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.